The Secondary Education Math major, which is a critical teacher shortage area in the state of Florida, is growing rapidly due to opportunities for careers in Education including those in private, parochial and international settings. Also, beyond the traditional certification of teachers, mathematical concepts are applicable to many different careers. Our majors will learn mathematical content by taking over 36 credit hours in Math, while learning appropriate pedagogy in with 42 credit hours in Education. Students are also involved in several practicum experiences in our local schools where they focus on instructional approaches in number operations, algebra, advanced algebra functions, and geometry. Additionally, our students implement available tools and resources to promote deeper comprehension of abstract mathematical concepts and equivalent representations.
Students use varied instructional strategies and questioning techniques that model mathematical concepts appropriately including real-world models, and equivalent representations, and problem-solving skills.
Program Coordinator: Dr. Cheryl McCarthy